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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992; Greenberg, Martin Harry; Olander, Joseph D
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Author's includeLew Gillis, Isaac Asimov, Carroll Mayers, Francis Nevins, and many, many more
Topic: Detective and mystery stories, American
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by Braun, Lilian Jackson
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All the world's a stage--and now Jim Qwilleran's apple orchard hsa become the stage--for a real-life murder scene. The much-disliked director of the Pickax Theatre Club's Shakespeare production, Hilary van Brook, is found dead after the closing-night cast party...and with the help of his super-smart siamese, Qwill must cast a suspicious eye on all the players--especially the ones pussyfooting around behind the scenes
Topics: Cats, Detective and mystery stories
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by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
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Topics: Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Large type books, Detective and...
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by George, Elizabeth, 1949-
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"Crime line."
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Dixon, Franklin W.
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The Hardy brothers try to find out who is behind a rash of automobile thefts that are occurring on Shore Road just outside of Bayport
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple paperback."
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Francis, Dick
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Topics: Hitchhiking, Horse racing, Detective and mystery stories
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An old trunk involves the three investigators with dangerous criminals seeking a cache of stolen money
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Detective and mystery stories
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Topics: Raisin, Agatha (Fictitious character), Quiches (Cookery), Women detectives, Detective and mystery...
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by Walters, Minette
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"First published in Great Britain by Macmillan London Limited"--T.p. verso
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Cusick, Richie Tankersley
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"An Archway paperback."
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Detective and mystery stories
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by Ellroy, James, 1948-
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Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns -- it's all in a day's work for Lieutenant Dave Klein, Los Angeles Police Department. Trained as a lawyer in school, schooled as a strongarm on the street, bought and paid for by the mob, there's nothing he's not into and nobody's better at any of it. But in the fall of 1958, when the Feds announce a full-out investigation into police corruption, everything goes haywire. Suddenly, the game Klein thought he was running has a new set of rules -- and they're...
Topics: Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Department, Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Department, Police...
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by Keene, Carolyn
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A rare Chinese vase is stolen from a pottery shop. Nancy and the owner of the shop feel that locating the "leaning chimney" will provide the clue to the vase and other stolen articles
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Detective and mystery stories
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Topics: Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Detective and mystery stories
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by Dixon, Franklin W
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When Frank and Joe Hardy visit Crosscut, Oregon, they become involved in a rivalry between two lumber mills which eventually leads to murder
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters)
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by William, Kate; Pascal, Francine
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"RL 6, age 12 and up"--T.p. verso
Topics: Twins, Mystery and detective stories, Twins, Detective and mystery stories
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by Keene, Carolyn
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"A Minstrel Book."
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Detective and mystery stories
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Sleeper / Doug Allyn -- A blow for freedom / Lawrence Block -- My brother's night / Brendan DuBois -- The problem of the Grange Hall / Edward D. Hoch -- Nine sons / Wendy Hornsby -- Punishment / Stuart M. Kaminsky -- The crime of Miss Oyster Brown / Peter Lovesey -- Folly for three / Barry N. Malzberg -- La bellezza delle bellezze / Bill Pronzini -- Mother's help / Ruth Rendell -- Innocence / Peter Robinson -- Ghost station / Carolyn Wheat
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, Detective and mystery stories, English
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by Norville, Barbara, 1923-
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Elkins, Aaron J
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A Gideon Oliver mystery
Topics: Large type books, Detective and mystery stories, American
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by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979; Tang, Charles
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Someone is trying to put Aunt Jane's motel out of business, but the Alden children aren't going to let that happen
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Detective and mystery stories
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by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979; Tang, Charles
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The Alden children investigate various mix-ups at a zoo run by their grandfather's friend in an effort to save it not only from pranksters but also from the town council
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, Zoos
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Topics: Beaumont, J. P. (Fictitious character), Police, Police murders, Detective and mystery stories
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by Nixon, Joan Lowery
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Sixteen-year-old Liz's summer job with an expensive hotel involves her in a staged murder mystery weekend and a real murder. Sequel to "The Dark and Deadly Pool."
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Detective and mystery stories
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Topics: Malloy, Claire (Fictitious character), Women detectives, Detective and mystery stories
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by Muller, Marcia
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Topics: McCone, Sharon (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Detective and mystery stories
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by Voigt, Cynthia
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When, as the new Classics professor at Vandemark College, their father is made responsible for a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, twelve-year-old Phineas and his older sister Althea try to find out why the collection is the target of thieves, especially when the mummy disappears
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Brothers and sisters, Universities and colleges, Detective and...
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by Greenberg, Martin Harry; Gorman, Edward
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Cat got your tongue / Barbara Collins and Max Allan Collins -- A few strokes for Mitzi / Herbert Resnicow -- Next year, Kankakee / Mark Richard Zubro -- Where's mittens? / Matthew J. Costello -- No hard fellings / Larry Segriff -- Cat burglar / Bill Crider -- Fat cat / Nancy Pickard -- Kitty / John Lutz
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, Crime, Cats
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by Paretsky, Sara
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Reprint. Published by Delacorte Press, 1991
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, Detective and mystery stories, English, American fiction,...
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by Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
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A scandal in Bohemia -- The Red-headed League -- The adventure of the speckled band -- The adventure of the engineer's thump --The final problem -- The adventure of the empty house
Topics: Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, English
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by Weiner, Eric
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"A Children's Television Workshop book."
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, Detective and mystery stories
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by McBain, Ed, 1926-2005
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Topics: Hope, Matthew (Fictitious character), Trials (Murder), Detective and mystery stories, Legal stories
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by Greenberg, Martin Harry; Gorman, Edward
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Remote / John F. Suter -- Saratoga cat / Edward D. Hoch -- Tom / Bill Pronzini -- The Maltese double cross / Carole Nelson Douglas -- All places are alike / June Haydon -- Hunger / Christopher Fahy -- Ailurophobia / B.W. Battin -- The Maggody files: hillbilly cat / Joan Hess -- Every Wednesday (a novel idea for a short story) / Nancy Pickard -- The Scent of spiced oranges / Les Roberts -- The Beast within / Margaret Maron -- Kitty litter / Richard Laymon -- A Long time sitting / Charlotte...
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, Crime, Cats
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by Lurie, Susan; Galindo, Felipe, ill
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"A Children's Television Workshop book."
Topics: Ghostwriter (Television program), Criminal investigation, Detective and mystery stories
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by Mary Daheim
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Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Lovesey, Peter
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Topics: Diamond, Peter (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Missing children, Children, Detective...
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by Clarke, Anna, 1919-2004
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Reprint. Originally published: London : Collins, 1979
Topics: Poisonous plants, Detective and mystery stories
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by Block, Lawrence
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Topics: Large type books, Detective and mystery stories
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by Monson, A. M
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While still becoming accustomed to his father's remarriage, thirteen-year-old Todd and a friend set out to prove they observed a burglary no one believes happened
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, Stepmothers, Mystery and detective stories, Stepmothers
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by Parker, T. Jefferson
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Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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Stories originally published in Highlights for children
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, Children's stories, American, Mystery and detective...
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by Boyle, Thomas, 1939-
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Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1991
Topics: DeSales, Frank (Fictitious character), Police, Detective and mystery stories
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by Nixon, Joan Lowery
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Cary finds her life in danger when she uncovers a plot to sabotage her father's political campaign for governor of Texas
Topics: Politics, Practical, Mystery and detective stories, Politics, Practical, Detective and mystery...
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by Wambaugh, Joseph
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"A Perigord Press book."
Topics: Fugitives from justice, Detective and mystery stories
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by Brill, Toni
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Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Miles, John, 1930-1997
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Topics: Women detectives, Retirement communities, Graduate students, Single mothers, Detective and mystery...
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by Dorner, Marjorie
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Topics: Adoptees, Detective and mystery stories
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by Lutz, John, 1939-
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Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Carter, Robert A
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Topics: Publishers and publishing, Detective and mystery stories
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by Curzon, Clare
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"A Thomas Dunne book."
Topics: Mystery & Detective - General, English Mystery & Suspense Fiction, Fiction - Mystery/...
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Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Anastasio, Dina
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"A Children's Television Workshop book."
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Chastain, Thomas; Adams Round Table (Group)
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Missing you / Mickey Friedman -- Just another New York Christmas story / Stanley Cohen -- Area Code 212 / Thomas Chastain -- Momma's done a flit / Joyce Harrington -- To forget Maryellen / Dorothy Salisbury Davis -- The absent present / Judith Kelman -- The great taboo / Lucy Freeman -- Looking for Mister Green / Warren Murphy -- The commissioner's moll / Justin Scott -- Plumbing for Willy / Mary Higgins Clark
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, City and town life
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by Conant, Susan, 1946-
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"A Perfect crime book."
Topics: Winter, Holly (Fictitious character), Women journalists, Women dog owners, Dog trainers, Dogs,...
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by Wallace, Marilyn
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"A Perfect crime book."
Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Landreth, Marsha
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Topics: Women physicians, Detective and mystery stories
Previously published as: Murder in triplicate
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, English, Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character), Police, Women...
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by Eidson, Bill
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Topics: Large type books, Detective and mystery stories